The World Special Forces Quiz
by Staff
Conventional military forces aren't always useful in today's diverse global conflicts. How much do you know about the special forces of the world?

Romania's Special Operation Forces can be deployed anywhere on the planet in about how much time?

  • 24 hours
  • 18 hours
  • 72 hours

Which unit is well-known for its love of the Smith & Wesson 686 revolver?

  • GSG-9
  • GIGN
  • Navy SEALs

Which American special forces team killed Osama bin Laden?

  • Green Berets
  • Navy SEALs
  • Delta Force

The Jagdkommando is a special forces unit in which country?

  • Austria
  • Norway
  • Germany

India's NSG members are sometimes known as what?

  • "Brown Lions"
  • "Gray Panthers"
  • "Black Cats"

Germany's Spezialeinsatzkommando is abbreviated as what?

  • SLK
  • SEK
  • SPK

When did Afghanistan's Commandos first come into existence?

  • 1981
  • 2007
  • 1955

How many men make up a team in Germany's GSG-9?

  • 10
  • 18
  • five

Malaysia's Grup Gerak Khas uses an insignia featuring which animal?

  • snake
  • bat
  • tiger

Germany's GSG-9 first gained fame for retaking a hijacked jetliner in which country?

  • Nigeria
  • Libya
  • Somalia

How many men make up the Gruppo di Intervento Special?

  • 100
  • 1,000
  • 10,000

Austria's Eko Cobra unit was formed in response to what event?

  • Nazi invasion in WWII
  • 9/11 attacks
  • Munich Olympics tragedy

The "Devils of Kildare" serve in the special forces of which country?

  • Finland
  • Ireland
  • Scotland

Which special forces took part in a mission code named "Operation Storm-333?"

  • Grup Gerak Khas
  • Spetsnaz
  • Delta Force

Pakistan's Special Service Group has teams made up of how many men?

  • 10
  • 20
  • 30

When were the Iraqi Special Operations Forces established?

  • 1999
  • 2003
  • 1967

What is the "Fan Dance?"

  • A nickname for a weapon deployed by Canadian special forces
  • Part of the U.K. Special Forces training regimen
  • A mesmerizing display that Indian special forces use to distract enemies

"The Unseen and Silent" is the nickname for which special forces group?

  • Delta Force
  • GIGN

The Philippines Special Action Force has received hostage rescue training from which American organization?

  • FBI
  • CIA
  • ATF

Romania's special forces are called the DSPI, which stands for what?

  • Department of Special Infiltration
  • Deployable Special Police Interrogators
  • Special Detachment of Protection and Intervention

What is the dropout rate for Pakistan's SSG training?

  • About 80 percent
  • About 60 percent
  • About 45 percent

From which country does the SAS hail?

  • France
  • United Kingdom
  • Germany

Since it was first created, about how many hostages has France's GIGN rescued?

  • more than 500
  • more than 1,000
  • more than 3,000

The Special Actions Detachment is a special forces team that’s part of which branch of the Portuguese military?

  • Navy
  • Army
  • Air Force

Germany's GSG-9 unit has reportedly conducted more than 1,500 missions and only fired weapons how many times?

  • 100 times
  • 50 times
  • Five times

The Kopassus is the special forces unit for which country?

  • Hungary
  • Tibet
  • Indonesia

Which country's special forces use primarily weapons manufactured by Steyr?

  • Chile
  • Canada
  • Austria

"Who Dares Wins" is the motto for which special force team?

  • SAS
  • Navy SEALs
  • Sayeret

Brazil's BOPE unit specializes in what?

  • mountain assaults
  • sea operations
  • urban warfare

The Grupo Aeromovil de Fuerzas Especiales del Alto Mando is a special forces team for which country?

  • Brazil
  • Mexico
  • Venezuela